The Year 2 children were super excited this week to find a letter that Santa had sent them asking the children for help. He told us that there had been a power cut in the North Pole, and asked us to send him a candle which would help him continue making toys in the dark. The children decided that the candle would need to burn slowly and came up with an investigation to test the burning times of various candles. The children began by researching candles available online. They then made predictions and came up with a clear method for their test. They then made observations and measurements, and finally decided that the green pillar candle was the most suitable for Santa. The children made fantastic bar charts on Hwb to show the difference in lengths of the candles before and after burning, and even learned how to email Santa to tell him what they found out! Jackson volunteered to take the winning candle to Lapland with him to give to Santa. Well done, Year 2! You have saved the day for Santa!
This week the Year 2 children have been working on a Rich Task based on the theme ‘toys’. The children worked brilliantly applying their numeracy, literacy, ICT and Welsh language skills to complete a range of focused tasks. The children wrote fantastic letters to Sion Corn, using known sentence patterns. They used our Wal Cymraeg to help them with their Welsh spellings, and used an online Welsh translation tool to help them find new topic words. The children then played a toy shop bingo game, where they had to total groups of coin, say the totals in Welsh and be the first to cover all their toys with price tags on their bingo board. Finally the children enjoyed discussing old and new toys. They had group discussions about whether toys were modern or from a long time ago, looking at the materials used, ways that they move etc. They then used a Venn diagram to sort the toys, explaining their choices. The children also started to learn the Welsh words for these toys. What a super week where lots of skills were practised and further developed. Ardderchog!
We combined numeracy and P.E this afternoon by creating 4 step asymmetrical routines. The children thought long and hard about what balances and rolls they could perform where their bodies did not look the same on both sides. Some children turned into peer teachers and helped other work out their routines.
Year 4 got outside this afternoon as part of their science investigation into filtering and cleaning water. They collected shells, stones and rocks and have planned their investigation ready for later in the week.
They also completed some difficult literacy challenges, including using a cypher to decode a word, and worked on drawing and interpreting graphs and charts.
nursery and Reception have begun their week thinking about friendship! We read ‘Hugless Douglas’ by David Melling, and realised that we can all be good friends!
The session began with the children creating a handprint poster, showing of their ‘Helping Hands’, they made some beautiful heart toast with a friend. There is more to come later today with friendship bracelets, and making a mobile.
Look at our amazing superheroes in Year 1! They certainly had a super time on our Superhero Day. Following a suggestion from one of the children, we baked our own superhero themed cupcakes. We took part in a variety of superhero training exercises ad we created lots of superhero craft items too. Don’t the children look fantastic in their costumes!
This week, as part of our ‘Glitter and Glow’ topic, the year 2 children investigated pumpkins. They applied their estimating and measuring skills, looking at the height, weight and width of pumpkins. They also looked at the buoyancy of pumpkins and finally, they got very messy and counted how many seeds were in each pumpkin. The children decided it would be best to group and count the seeds in tens, which worked well. They couldn’t believe how many seeds were actually in each pumpkin, and enjoyed comparing their estimations. Perfect pumpkin work, Year 2!